Snow Maintenance

snow with shovel and dog

The City of Aspen works through the winter to clear snow and ice. With more than 150 inches of snowfall each year, we need your help to keep everyone safe on our streets and walkways. The following laws are in place to protect you and others during our snowy months:

Parking

  • If your vehicle is parked illegally during the snow removal process you are subject to fines, towing, and incurring storage costs at your expense.
  • In residential areas where parking permits are required, move vehicles every 72 hours. 
  • Observe the "No Parking 3 a.m. until 7 a.m." street signs. During the late night and early morning hours, crews plow and haul snow away from commercial areas and side streets. 

Shoveling Snow (Residential and Commercial Properties)

  • Property owners and/or residents are responsible for shoveling walks and driveways within three hours of when snow stops falling or after daybreak.
  • The City of Aspen is not responsible for snow removal in or around sidewalks, driveways, and mailboxes. All snow from private property or adjacent sidewalks is the responsibility of the tenant and/or property owner.
  • Snow should be stored on private property or be put in the snow storage area (within the five feet of the edge of the asphalt or curb and gutter). Snow and ice should not be placed on or against a fire hydrant or on any sidewalk, sidewalk area, roadway or loading and unloading areas of a public transportation system.

For more information about snow maintenance view our FAQs and see code 1971.